Book Review: Backpacked: A Reluctant Trip Across Central America by Catherine Ryan Howard

As somebody who spends around 75% of his time daydreaming about being somewhere else travel books is a mixed blessing in that they give me new places to add to my destination wishlist but at the same time there's something a little masochistic in reading about fantastic places and crazy experiences, it's like watching Nigella … Continue reading Book Review: Backpacked: A Reluctant Trip Across Central America by Catherine Ryan Howard

Book Review: True Grit by Charles Portis

I picked up this book for a couple of quid and usually wouldn't have bothered as I've seen the movie version of it. By the movie version I mean the awesome 1969 John Wayne movie. But hearing that the Coen Brothers had done a remake I was curious to see if there was more to … Continue reading Book Review: True Grit by Charles Portis

Book Review: The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America by Mike McIntyre

This book from 1994 is based on one central question, has kindness and helping others become a thing of the past? McIntyre sets out to see just how kind Americans are by hitchhiking coast-to-coast without any money at all. Transport, food and lodgings must all be provided by the people he meets or he'll have … Continue reading Book Review: The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America by Mike McIntyre

Book Review: Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good by Kevin Smith

Right off the bat I have to say I'm a huge Kevin Smith fan, I've enjoyed every movie of his I've seen (I'm yet to see the most recent two, Cop Out and Red State, but they're on my LoveFilm list) and he's kind of a hero of mine, so I was kind of target … Continue reading Book Review: Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good by Kevin Smith